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Magnificent Museum Quality cameo depicting the Nymph Arethusa. A rare subject in a cameo. She's portrayed in profile wearing a net and jewels, a dolphin is portrayed under her neck. Even this one is a more than rare subject. The shell is very dark and consequently the carving is very white. The darker the shell, the higher its quality. ~ Sardonyx Shell, 18 k gold marked. Circa 1870 Italy. Size: 2 3/8” by 1 7/8” only cameo is 2” by 1 1/2”.

Hardstone, 18 K gold, enamel cameo of a young man, possibly Antinous Vertumnus, one of the young lovers of the Emperor Hadrian. Made in Italy with an English frame, circa 1876.

"Medusa"-Material: Cornelian Shell, 18 k gold tested. Size: Total length 2 1/2". Framed cameo is 1 5/8" by 1 3/8". Only cameo is 1 2/8" by 1" Date and Origin: Circa 1850/1860 Italy, frame is probably English.

La Princesse Lointaine (The Faraway Princess) Cameo Size:1 - 13/16 by 1 - 3/8 inches Material: Agate. Unframed Date: French First Empire (1795 - 1810) Origin: Paris

NO RESERVE Huge Beautiful Museum Quality Victorian Bacchante Cameo 15k Brooch